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Arlington Opens State-of-the-Art Fire Training Facility
April 01, 2014

Arlington Opens State-of-the-Art Fire Training Facility

The public is invited to an open house of ACFD's new tactical training facility -- Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to tour the new facility and view live demonstrations. The new facility provides Arlington County with significant advancements and more realistic training scenarios specifically tailored to the County’s needs.
March 18, 2014

Investigation Continues into South Arlington House Fire That Killed Two

Fire Marshals and the Arlington County Police Department , with support from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), continue to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed two lives Saturday, March 15 at 1913 South Langley Street.
March 03, 2014

Arlington Storm Update

UPDATE: 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 Snow crews are focused on keeping main arteries passable for emergency vehicles and public transportation (red primary routes). This includes plowing and treating snow emergency routes, arterial streets, main ...
February 13, 2014

Storm update: Arlington County government, courts closed Thursday

Travel conditions are treacherous. All ART services are suspended until further notice. The STAR Call Center is closed, and all rides are cancelled; STAR will continue to provide dialysis rides where possible. All trash and recycling services are suspended for Thursday customers and the Customer Call Center is closed.
February 12, 2014

Storm update: Arlington Public Schools closed Thurs., Feb. 13

All Arlington Public Schools and offices will be closed on Thurs., Feb. 13. Essential personnel are to report to work as scheduled. Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, adult and community education classes, and programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled. For updates about Pool Operations, go to For information about Arlington County programs and operations go to
February 12, 2014

Arlington Storm Updates

Updates on the snow storm and County's efforts to clear snow.
January 28, 2014

ACFD: Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Cold Temps

As the frequency of Carbon Monoxide (CO) incidents increases during colder winter months, the Arlington County Fire Department reminds all residents to install CO alarms and practice safe heating practices. In 2012, Arlington experienced 47 carbon monoxide incidents and 56 in 2013.
Improper Disposal of Fireplace Embers Causes Apartment Fire
January 22, 2014

Improper Disposal of Fireplace Embers Causes Apartment Fire

Arlington firefighters responded to a fire that started on the balcony and quickly spread to the inside of the apartment. Fortunately, no one was injured and the fire was reported early, keeping damage to an estimated $20,000.
January 21, 2014

Arlington County Facilities Closing at 12 Noon

All Arlington County offices and facilities, including Courts, will close at 12 noon today.
January 06, 2014

Three Alarm Apartment Fire Injures One, Displaces Others

Firefighters from Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria rescued an unconscious man from a smoke filled hallway during an apartment fire Sunday morning. The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to Medstar Washington Hospital Center in critical condition.
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